Hello, friends! The following Key Lime pie and Chocolate Cream pie are two of my favorite recipes for the holiday season especially. Both are easy to make and yummy. I have tweaked them from the original printouts, which I've had for many years. I'm unsure where the Key Lime pie originated, but the Chocolate Cream pie is from the recipes found at GroupRecipes.com.
These recipes have been modified through the years with my "more is mo better" additional tweaks.
Note: The Chocolate Cream pie recipe below* is double-the-ingredients of a single pie, so the measures expressed are for TWO PIES, 1 pie to give and 1 pie to enjoy. And remember: Quality In Equals Quality Out.
For the Filling:
Graham Cracker Crust:
CRUST PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:
Mix all ingredients for the Graham Cracker crust until blended. Do not over mix as it will make the crust tough. In a non-greased 9" pie pan, evenly spread the crumbs until the bottom and sides are covered. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to help set up.
*Easy Chocolate Cream Pie
2 - cups Milk Chocolate (My preferred brand is Toll House Chocolate Morsels.)
In large bowl mix together the Chocolate and Milk. Microwave to melt, stirring frequently. Mix in Cream Cheese. Fold in the whipped topping, 2/3 of each tub, and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into pie crusts and refrigerate until set. Top with remaining whipped topping, the last 1/3 tub is perfect for each. Garnish with Chocolate Morsels for decoration. Refrigerate.
Raisin Pie aka Funeral Pie
NO SUGAR NEEDED NOR SWEETENER ADDED.
Add 1 - quarter cup cold water to cornstarch or any preferred thickener and stir to consistency.
Mix cornstarch with 1/4 cup cool water. Set aside. Bring raisins to a boil (2 to 1 water to raisins). Cook raisins at low temp on stove top only until plump and soft. Remove from heat immediately. Add cornstarch mixture. Stir raisin/cornstarch mixture, and let cool. When cool, put mixture into cooked pie shell(s) and let chill for an open face pie. If lace or dough cover is desired, add dough and bake till done (see photos above). Let cool.
Enjoy with vanilla ice cream for a delicious raisin pie ala mode. -- See The History of Funeral Pie.
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